Boat Designs for America’s Cup

Even if the next edition of America’s Cup is up for 2021, there is much that is being worked upon on the boat design. As decided, the boats would be foiling monohulls of 75 foot. There is much secrecy, science, and subterfuge that is being explored in this aspect besides the sailing strategies and capabilities.

This is a covert operation of testing and design phase that is on now at full swing. The teams are working on the best dream machine they can build to win the Auld Mug. While the basic boat design has been set, there is much that can be worked around the capability of the monohulls. Known as AC75s, they can lift the boat out of the water, due to the canting hydrofoils and they can fly at speeds of 50 knots in this way. The concept definitely brings in a new era of fast sailing boats, even faster than the foiling catamarans that were used in the last two America Cup editions.

The sailing actions will start from autumn. There was a launch on March 31st of two race boats. Indeed, the boat design and technology can help teams define their fates as well. Over the years the focus on technology, design, and innovation has distinguished America Cup campaign. From early times it moved from wooden hulls to those made of carbon fiber. The winged keel that Australians used in 1983 helped them to win the competition for the first time. Then it moved to foil catamarans of giant proportions after which there were control systems powered by human cycling with real-time performance.

Kiwis as winners got to have a say on the kind of boats they will sail in the next edition. It is along with Luna Rossa of Italy, their principal challenger. Kiwis have been thinking about ingenuity as well as keeping it human for the 2021 crew. Hence, cyclers would not be in but a more traditional sailing approach.